Gateway to Nifleheim

Gateway to Nifleheim Librarian s note Alternate cover for ASIN B AFORJS When mad sorcerers open a gateway to the very pits of hell releasing demons of darkest nightmare upon the world only the intrepid knights of House

  • Title: Gateway to Nifleheim
  • Author: Glenn G. Thater
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  • Page: 113
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  • Librarian s note Alternate cover for ASIN B00AFORJS2When mad sorcerers open a gateway to the very pits of hell, releasing demons of darkest nightmare upon the world, only the intrepid knights of House Eotrus stand in their way Claradon Eotrus takes up the mantle of his noble house to avenge his father and hold back the tide of chaos that threatens to engulf the world anLibrarian s note Alternate cover for ASIN B00AFORJS2When mad sorcerers open a gateway to the very pits of hell, releasing demons of darkest nightmare upon the world, only the intrepid knights of House Eotrus stand in their way Claradon Eotrus takes up the mantle of his noble house to avenge his father and hold back the tide of chaos that threatens to engulf the world and destroy mankind Claradon recruits Angle Theta and Gabriel Garn, mysterious knights of mystical power to stand with him Theta and Garn take up their swords one last time against the coming darkness a darkness from which only one will emerge.The Harbinger of Doom saga centers around one Lord Angle Theta, an enigmatic warrior of unknown origins and mystical power No mortal man is his match in battle No sorcery can contain or confound him No scholar or sage can outwit him But for all his skills, he is but one of us a man, a human, who shares our faults, our dreams, and our ambitions He boldly strides across the land, fearless, peerless, and cloaked in mystery, all his will bent on righting such wrongs as he deems fit.Until the day the Gateway opened and turned the world on its head On that fateful day, Korrgonn came and washed away our dreams And his infernal realms of Nifleheim set their unholy mark upon our world and claimed it for their own.Only Theta and his companions see the enemies aligning against us Only they foresee our end coming the end of civilization, the end of the world of man Only they can hope to turn the tide of madness and preserve all that we hold dear.But no man, not even our greatest hero, can stand against the Lords of Nifleheim and the dark armies at their command Fiends that infiltrate unseen within our ranks, that tear down our temples and our traditions, that devour us from within, unknown, unheralded, and unopposed until the hour grows far too late.Through the murk and mist that hangs before our eyes, one man only sees true One man pierces the veil of magic that blinds us all and marks the world as it truly is, revealing secrets, secrets of Angle Theta, so horrifying as to shatter a man s mind and call into question the very nature of good and evil.

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  • Glenn G. Thater

    Sign up for my free Newsletter here eepurl vwubH to get periodic emails with special offers and discounts on Glenn G Thater s books.For than twenty five years, Glenn G Thater has written works of fiction and historical fiction that focus on the genres of epic fantasy and sword and sorcery His published works of fiction include the first four volumes of the Harbinger of Doom saga Gateway to Nifleheim, The Fallen Angle, Knight Eternal, and Dwellers of the Deep the novella, The Gateway and the novelette, The Hero and the Fiend Mr Thater holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics with concentrations in Astronomy and Religious Studies, and a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering, specializing in Structural Engineering He has undertaken advanced graduate study in Classical Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Statistical Mechanics, and Astrophysics, and is a practicing licensed professional engineer specializing in the multidisciplinary alteration and remediation of buildings, and the forensic investigation of building failures and other disasters.Mr Thater has investigated failures and collapses of numerous structures around the United States and internationally Since 1998, he has served on the American Society of Civil Engineers Technical Council on Forensic Engineering TCFE , is a member of that Council s Executive Committee, and is the past Chairman of TCFE s Committee on Practices to Reduce Failures Mr Thater is a LEED Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional and has testified as an expert witness in the field of structural engineering before the Supreme Court of the State of New York Mr Thater is an author of numerous scientific papers, magazine articles, engineering textbook chapters, and countless engineering reports He has lectured across the United States and internationally on such topics as the World Trade Center collapses, bridge collapses, and on the construction and analysis of the dome of the United States Capitol in Washington D.C.Sign up here for my free Newsletter here eepurl vwubH to get periodic emails with special offers and discounts on Glenn G Thater s booksOKS BY GLENN G THATERTHE HARBINGER OF DOOM SAGAGATEWAY TO NIFLEHEIMTHE FALLEN ANGLEKNIGHT ETERNALDWELLERS OF THE DEEPVOLUME 5 forthcomingTHE HERO AND THE FIEND A novelette set in the Harbinger of Doom universe THE GATEWAY A novella length version of Gateway to Nifleheim HARBINGER OF DOOM Combines Gateway to Nifleheim and The Fallen Angle into a single volume

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  • There are some people who are all about the little things. All the details. I am not one of them. I am not the kind of person to enjoy 90% detail and little action. So, this was a rather slow read for me. There are a lot of details. Yet, ironically, when the details are wanted, there are hardly any.I would have loved more description when it came to the monsters. I don't think they were done justice because I don't have a complete picture of them. I needed to know what I was supposed be so worri [...]


  • (This review is also on )Clearly the author is a fan of classic heroic fantasy--Moorcock, Howard, with maybe some Lovecraft thrown in (I haven't actually read any Lovecraft yet, but some of the prose is as I'd imagine his work, if that makes sense). This is not at all a Bad Thing, and was my primary reason for being excited about the book. It promised some a classic-style heroic tale grounded in Norse mythology, and with an Eternal Champion a la Moorcock to boot.Unfortunately, it was a bit of a [...]


  • Better than expected. I liked the mystery of the age of the world and the tie to Norse mythology. Some of the modern speaking was annoying but I got past it. Ob was the perfect example of a grumpy skeptic old man. There is the silent hero who doesn't want to waste time explaining every word and he has a bit of mystery when the evil guys call him the traitor. I know, I want to know more about him. I was most disappointed when one character died - the others I didn't mind as much but this characte [...]




  • Gateway to Nifleheim opens with a group of would-be heroes about to do battle with some unknown dangerous screaming foe. Mighty warriors alone may not be enough to take down this deadly antagonist. Luckily, they have a wizard and a holy man. However, we learn with this first scene that even their powers aren’t enough to get this band of heroes out of harm’s way. It’s dark and suspenseful, getting me hooked right away.The story then switches to the walled city and castle of House Eotrus. Cl [...]


  • A novel of the epic fantasy genre, full of strong characters of valour and loyalty to their house on the one hand and the evil of the otherworld on the other! The knights have to fight to save their homes and their keep, but they are not prepared for what they had to face, thus the first group together with their lord are killed outright and there is hardly a trace left of them, but the others have an knight errant and his assistant on their side and he at least seems to know what he is doing. T [...]


  • This is a serviceable enough (if rather short in actual content) tale, but it's very much hampered by uneven pacing and some rather incongruous dialogue. Medieval knights should probably not be saying "dagnabbit".It's also weakened by a severe lack of clarity about who the protagonist really is. Is it Angle Theta, who has a silly name and is apparently Awesome At All Things? Certainly he's the guy with the mysterious background and the magic sword and he gets to be right about everything. Or is [...]



  • Volume One of the Harbinger of Doom Series by the author, who is an eminent scholar, scientist, engineering consultant, lecturer and also a forensic investigator. A very good hand on books related to sorcery, black magic, witchcraft, demonology etc which used to trouble kingdoms of ancient world.Storyline: The House of Eotrus ruling the northern province of the Lomion kingdom is attacked by scary demons from the world of the dead, the Nifleheim. A patrol led by the king of Eotrus, Lord Aradron E [...]


  • I should make it clear that really isn't the kind of book I usually read and enjoy. I read it as an experiment to try and branch out a bit in my reading. So, the fact that I completely despised this book may just have been personal taste.It was set in a weird pseudo-Nordic universe. Apparently. The only similarities to Viking culture I noticed were the names of the gods and the setting (I think), not that I'm an expert. I personally didn't find the characters very engaging; Ob and Claradon reall [...]


  • A friend recommended this and I'll seriously have to reconsider whether or not to keep him as a friend lol. I can't recall ever reading a book I liked less. The characters are not only boring and uninspiring, they rarely make sense. I made it 3/4 through before finally waving the white flag. I can't even say that the flip flopping of the various character's emotional states from one sentence to the next was immersion breaking, at no point choking my way through this book did I ever come close to [...]


  • First, I was given a copy of this for review. The book reads like Beowulf and other hero tales. The mainhero is named Theta, a mysterious hero type and whom says very little in the on going story. The other hero, Gabriel is of the same as well. Both have little to say, but show the others how to win against extreme odds. The mix of magic, warriors and Daemons made the book well worth reading. This is well written and the style made it very easy for me to "see" the lands, knights and deeply enjoy [...]


  • Just finished the first book in the Harbinger of Doom series by Glenn Thater. I rather enjoyed this book. I get that some are disappointed in the anachronistic dialogue, but honestly it didn't bother me much. Also, much of the language was PG, as main, battle-hardened warriors said things like "dagnabbit" and what have you, but to be honest, this story was able to grab and keep my attention despite any such shortcomings. I really liked the battles, as the author does a great job of building susp [...]


  • I found this to be a great fantasy and a quick read. I remember being surprised when I looked at the percentage and saw I was already three quarters through the book! I did have a bit of trouble with keeping up on who's who with some of the characters but not so much that it detracted from the story. I have to say, my favorite character was Ob. Oh, how he would make me chuckle and smile! Perfect example of an ornery old man! It did have a bit of gore during the action bit that had me wrinkle my [...]


  • I wanted to read a fantasy series, and saw this as a suggestion for me to read. I am so glad I gave it a chance. This book is amazing and it got to the point that I just could not put it down. It is easy to understand, unlike some other books I have tried to start where I had no idea what was going on. It also moves with lightening fast pace. And I love how he pulls no punches with the battles and the gore which goes along with it. I am going right into the second book in the series, usually I t [...]


  • Gateway to Nifleheim had good character development, lots of action, but the gloom and doom theme with the threat to end the world even in dark fantasy is not my thing. Thus I had to give it a neutral three-star review, as that is my honest personal reaction to the story. If you are looking for dark, end to world to be saved by a hero fantasy, this is a good one; just not my thing.


  • A Good ReadI'm not long on words. I enjoyed it. It was a good read for a rainy Saturday afternoon. My Kindle says I need to add two more words to this review -- how silly -- guess this sentence is more than enough, lol.


  • 3 1/2 STARS I Really Liked It, especially for a free ebook! The incredible intensity & realistic fear is matched only by it's fantastic violence. I'm looking forward to book 2 in the series.




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